Spyder Active Sports, Inc. has added a new distribution facility in Kent, Wash. According to company executives, the objective of the new facility is to address challenges in Spyder’s vertical supply chain and set a solid foundation for the company to continue the positive growth it has achieved during the past four years in the North America.
“The new distribution facility in Kent, Washington is going to allow us to make significant strides in how we deliver our products to our dealers in what is tight and challenging delivery cycle,” noted Ellen Welley, Spyder’s VP of sales for North America. “This enhancement to the SDN (Spyder Delivery Network) will allow Spyder to remain cost competitive in our industry while continuing to deliver to the marketplace the premium product assortment for which we’ve become known.”
According to the company, having a facility on the West Coast – geographically the closest place in North America to Spyder’s Far East production hubs – will help control transit costs and reduce transit times from its vendors in the Far East that will expedite the delivery of products to both the U.S. and Canadian Markets.
The Kent, Wash, facility will be brought online as part of the SDN for the Fall 2013 selling season. The SDN will continue to support additional needs of dealers, sales reps, and Spyder’s corporate office with an existing facility in Aurora, Colo.